Selected Readings on the First and Second Indochina Wars

Introductory Readings


For a general introduction into the research of gender and war, see the Oxford Handbook of Gender, War and the Western World since 1600, edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). A general overview of the development of the research on gender and war can be found in its “Introduction: Gender and the History of War” by Karen Hagemann.

Part IV of the Handbook entitled “From the Global Cold War to the Conflicts of the Post–Cold War Era” includes several chapters dealing with gender and the Global Cold War. Chapter 26, “War and Gender: From the Global Cold War to the Conflicts of the Post–Cold War Era—an Overview” by Karen Hagemann and Sonya O. Rose offers a good introduction.

Further recommended readings from this chapter can be found in:

See also the handbook chapter:


Many more titles you will find in GWonline. For our suggestions go here:


Book Chapters and Journal Articles

General Literature


Literature on Gender & War


Methodological Introductions

Women’s and Gender History


Military History


Film History


War in Film


Film Analysis